French Official Says Notre Dame’s Structure Will Survive Fire

French Official Says Notre Dame’s Structure Will Survive Fire

A French firefighter has been "seriously injured" while battling the Notre Dame blaze, according to officials.

The Paris prosecutors' office says investigators are treating the blaze that destroyed part of Notre Dame as an accident for now.

President Donald Trump, 72, suggested using "flying water tankers" to put out the massive fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in a viral tweet on April. 15, and it didn't take long for many of his followers to mock his words with various memes and other responses.

The firefighters managed to successfully stop the fire from spreading to Notre Dame's two stone towers out in front, but were unable to save its spire.

The peak of the church had been undergoing a 6 million-euro ($6.8 million) renovation project, officials said.

The pastor of Montreal's Notre-Dame Basilica, Miguel Castellanos, said "words are not enough" to describe what he feels about the fire.




The fire rapidly spread and took over the iconic cathedral as onlookers scrambled to get a view of the destruction, even as soot and cinder fell onto them.

President Emmanuel Macron has tweeted about the devastation, saying: "Notre-Dame de Paris is up in flames". Both then collapsing. Intense emotion and powerlessness at seeing this awe-inspiringly handsome 850-year-old cathedral ravaged by fire. He pledged to rebuild the church and said he would seek global help to do so. Massive plumes of yellow brown smoke is filling the air above Notre Dame Cathedral and ash is falling on tourists and others around the island that marks the center of Paris. Its bells rang out calling all Parisians to celebrate the end of the Second.

The disaster appeared to resonate with the president, who called Notre Dame "one of the great treasures of the world" and declared it to be "beyond countries, that's beyond anything". The city's mayor, Anne Hidalgo, said the significant collection of art work and holy objects inside the church had been recovered.

A centuries-old crown of thorns made from reeds and gold and the tunic worn by Saint Louis, a 13th century king of France, were saved, Notre-Dame's top administrative cleric, Monsignor Patrick Chauvet said.

He added: "We can be only horrified by what we see".

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